Parker Hevron, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

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Office: CFO 604
Office Phone: 940-898-2131
Fax: 940-898-2130

Parker R. Hevron, associate professor of political science and division head for political science, joined the Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies in 2013. He earned his BA in political science and history from Austin College in 2006 and his PhD in political science from the University of Southern California in 2013.

Hevron teaches American and Texas government at the survey level and as a member of the Honors Faculty in TWU’s Honors Scholar Program. He also teaches upper-division courses in political communication, American legislative process, and the intersection of law and public policy, as well as graduate courses on research design, methods and political behavior. He is particularly interested in the intersection between mass media, legal policymaking and political behavior.

Hevron's scholarship has been published in Law & Social Inquiry, Law and Society Review, Laws, and the Journal of Law and Courts. He has co-authored chapters in books from Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. His research has been supported by TWU's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, and USC’s Dornsife Social Neuroscience Program. With Jeb Barnes at the University of Southern California, Hevron's work has been supported by a grant from the Law and Social Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1655281) (2017-2019). His most recent project uses survey experiments to examine the implications of Americans choosing to seek compensation through the court system.

Hevron also serves as faculty adviser to two campus organizations: the Pi Sigma Alpha Mu Omega Chapter and the Barristers. He also runs the political science internship program.

Parker Hevron Curriculum Vitae

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